Lower School Handwork Teacher Opening beginning August 1, 2020
Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is seeking a Part to Full Time Handwork Teacher for a fall 2020 opening in our Grade School.
The applicant must have experience in teaching handwork, a degree from an accredited Anthroposophical Institution. Waldorf classroom teaching experience is preferred. The applicant must have the ability to work with children with a range of abilities across the different age groups. Key elements are strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment across departments. The successful candidate will have excellent class management, organizational skills and hold a class of up to 30 students.
Summerfield is a vibrant preschool through high school community with large class sizes, an invested and supportive parent body, warm and engaged colleagues, seasoned mentor teachers, a working biodynamic farm and an incredible 40-acre campus! We strive to educate the whole child through a rich program that includes practical arts, circus, movement, agriculture, music, social inclusion, artistic work, an active festival life and more. Our students love coming to school every day as much as their teachers do!
The School (est. 1974) is located in beautiful Sonoma County, just 60 miles north of San Francisco. We enjoy an idyllic Mediterranean climate with springtime fields of wildflowers, hot summers cooled by ocean fog, autumn light falling on harvest colors, and wet, green winters. Sonoma County is home to ancient redwood forests, stands of mighty oak, and scenic, rugged coastlines. Picturesque orchards, vineyards, and dairies abound. Many of our hills and mountains are still truly wild and offer hikers and bikers miles of trails to explore. Sonoma County has also become a haven for food enthusiasts, offering some of the best restaurants and wines in the world. Many local farmers are using organic and Biodynamic methods, with their bounties found in our markets and restaurants. This is the setting our students and families enjoy!
Please email your letter of intention and resume to Carrie Wooldridge, Human Resources Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include three professional references (with phone numbers), at least two of whom have seen you teach.
Physical Requirements for Employees at SWSF:
Summerfield is both a school and farm. Though we do have paved pathways between various buildings, many pathways are unpaved and rough. Some have steep inclines and declines, steps and holes.
Employees must have the ability to:
- Stand and walk on various-density and uneven surfaces for extended periods of time and significant lengths;
- Sit for extended periods of time, both in chairs and on the floor;
- Use a computer for extended periods of time;
- Squat, stoop and/or bend over;
- Reach overhead, grasp, push/pull up to 35 pounds for short distances;
- Lift and carry up to 45 lbs. at waist height for short distances.
655 Willowside Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401 ph (707) 575-7194 www.summerfieldwaldorf.org